Monday, 30 July 2012

Spellbinder and silhouette....

Finally I got the adapters for my vagabond to use my first spellbinder die!  

Inspired by Sue Wilson and just had to get one of the flower dies to try out!  I found 3 flowers worked best on a 20cm x 20cm card but they looked a little bare so cut out some leaf type shapes and matt's from my silhouette and had a heap of bits ready.

Sorry about the glare!

I used all the above with Craftwork Cards sentiments and Tim Holtz Vintage Lace Die, Martha Stewart Punch and added some ribbon and lace.  I used glossy accents for the glue as sticks solid straight away!
The papers are all from Bazzil Basics kit from QVC purchased at christmas and some bling was added at the end in the flowers and on their own for more sparkle.  I loved making these and have lots of leaves left over so will do some more spellbinders cutting when I get 10 minutes peace!

The last two designs I am going to make again with my own design of leaf so I can sell them!  I have run out of that lace and the white ribbon so need to go shopping!  They must look realistic, my 2 year old son asked to smell them!!!

I had a very expensive craft weekend without going to any craft shops!  QVC had a sale so purchased a few items there, had to stock up on A4 cards for work cards and purchased some horse stamps from ebay for a craft fair I'm doing in September for Riding For The Disabled.  I am actually quite scared of horse's but one of my oldest friends is a horse nut and there all the time and has made some lovely fridge magnets to sell so we will be sharing a stall.  Can't wait.  Just need to get stock made up ready in time!  
Till next time!

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Wedding Bells....

Another one for work....

A colleague married last weekend so for a big enough card from all of us was back to A4!  Didn't want it to be to fussy so decided on black and white.  Used my silhouette to cut the letters and hearts and mounted onto mirri board and black card.  Used plain black card from Hobbycraft and some lovely ridged white card which I had a bit of a fight with the printer with but it was worth it!  The gems are from my wonderful poundland stash!  Then used a Tim Holtz Love and key charm around the white ribbon (also from Hobbycraft) to finish it off.  

Really pleased with the result and by looks of the picture's they had a great day and are now having fun in Mexico!

Just making cards ready for a craft fair and starting on Christmas so lots on the go!  

 Kay xxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Finally... father's day cards!

Thought I had posted these already, goldfish head again! 
I have been making some large cards again, more for work and friends which will be posted once they have received them!

This was made for my dad, Kanban clock paper's used with stampin up bunting punch and a clock embossing folder used on the cardboard (it came in the middle of wrapping paper to protect it!).   Just went over it with white ink. The gold Martha Stewart glitter covered some cheap letters I got from ebay ages ago and never used.  Definite improvement!

This one was for my father in law spent ages on the clock mask but was worth it.  He is an Arsenal supporter so had to add the tinge of red. This is still the card from the inside of the wrapping paper! The sock tag came from a free cd and the button from a bulk buy from hobbycraft.  The dad is made from Vintage Market die by Tim Holtz.  I cut the flags free hand and trying to overcome writing on cards gave it a go!

They both loved their cards and my other half ,well he got given a leftover  (below!) from sales of last year as he does nothing for mother's day I feel I shouldn't use my stash on him!!!  Crystal Palace colours so he was happy!

Got inspired by all the Christmas crafting on tv recently and decided to start making Christmas is the first of the year!  Sorry the pic is wonky, poor photography!  Have a few more bits ready to make up into cards all ready embossed and glittered.  So will get onto those at the end of this week.

Happy Crafting All!

Kay xxx